This species ranges from western Angola to northeastern Zambia. It presumably occurs in the intervening region of southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo and this area is included in the species' distribution on the map. There are very few records of this species, and its distribution is very imperfectly known, presumably due to lack of herpetological work within its range.
Habitat and Ecology
There is no information on the habitat and ecology of this species. It is presumably a species of humid savannah, and, if it is similar to other members of its genus, it probably breeds in temporary pools.
The population status of this species is unknown.
There is no information on threats to this species, but it is probably widely distributed in a region of low human impact, and so it is unlikely to be significantly threatened, except in local situations.
It has not been recorded from any protected areas, but it probably occurs in some.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Ptychadena perplicata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58517A18400792. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58517A18400792.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019